Photo by Lori PoteetMegan Douglas and coach Mark Shadiow advanced to play another week of golf.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Megan Douglas and coach Mark Shadiow advanced to play another week of golf.
It was the performance of a lifetime. And for it, they'll play another week.

The North Montgomery girls' golf team shot the best round they've every shot at the Crawfordsville sectional and advanced with a third-place finish. The round of 365 was better than the previous best (set in 2012) by one stroke. The Chargers tied Lebanon for second place with the score and the Tigers won the fifth-golfer tie breaker.

Zionsville won the event with a team score of 332. Southmont was fourth at 407 and Crawfordsville was seventh at 474.

The Chargers got 88s from their top three golfers: Kennedy Bonwell, Abbey Woodard and Megan Douglas.

"We didn't really have a number in mind. We focused on the mental side. We wanted to focus on hitting a good shot, one shot at a time. Focus on your gameplan for that shot and execute it," North Montgomery head coach Mark Shadiow said. "Smock is a lot longer than this course. It's a different layout, different type of course. We'll work on our long approach shots and putting on the bigger greens."

Southmont will send Heather Ruby on to the regional as well. Her score of 90 was good for one of the three individual spots that don't advance with their team.

"That's definitely a good score for us and it was great to get fourth place," Southmont head coach Kayla Cooper said. "Heather had a little bit of everything going well today. She was hitting the ball well. Everyone played well today."

Crawfordsville's top golfer, Regina Go, shot a 97 but did not advance.

"It's tough to see her career come to an end. But her commitment to Crawfordsville High School sports and music and the whole school is sort of once-in-a-lifetime for a coach to have," Crawfordsville head coach Roger Tribbett said. "And her parents were always right there supporting the team and supporting her. But she's going on to bigger and better things."

The regional will be played Saturday at 8 a.m. at Smock Golf Course near Greenwood, southeast of Indianapolis.